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Article Date: 
12/06/16
Jackie Foord spoke at the provincial vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today.
 
Here is her message:
 
December 6th, 1989 was a terrible day in Canadian history.  One of our darkest moments. For me, it was the day when my sense of safety, justice, and equality was forever changed.
 

New Edmonton Women’s Committee Sees Flood of Applicants

Edmonton’s women are lining up to have their voices heard at city hall.

The city new women’s advisory committee, which councillors created earlier this year, has had almost 150 applicants for just 15 spots.

Coun. Bev Esslinger said she has been delighted to see so many women interested in taking part.

“It’s a great response. We are very pleased with that,” she said. “I think it reflects an interest to ensure that women’s voices are heard.”

2014 Women of Distinction Nominations Open

(Edmonton, February 19, 2014) YWCA Edmonton has been honouring the best and brightest women in our city for over 30 years. Past honourees include: Carrie Doll,  Lois Hole, Ruth Kelly, Barbara Poole, Anne McLellan, Jan Reimer, Lynda Steele and hundreds more. These awards are designed to recognize the strength and leadership of women in our city in an effort to encourage girls and women to follow in their footsteps; becoming the next generation of positively engaged change-makers.